Tutoring Students Who Have Autism – The A Team Tuition Approach

Autism Tutoring

Tutoring Students Who Have Autism – The A Team Tuition Approach

A diagnosis of Autism for students in primary and high school means a modified, differentiated curriculum is put in place at school for them in addition to the access to learning support staff. What’s missing from the puzzle, however, is the capacity to provide support within the home environment that is uniquely tailored to their learning challenges and that can provide them the opportunity to find success and feel empowered in their learning.  

At A Team Tuition, our tutors are armed with professional learning opportunities and ongoing training and development that ensures that they approach the learning and teaching of students who have Autism with confidence and the backing of a stylised pedagogical approach. As Autism manifests on a spectrum, we know that no two learners are the same and, as such, we can tailor our approach specifically to individual students after we learn their strengths, weaknesses and work closely with their parents in order to ensure best practice. Our system is designed for each student to reach their full potential in an enjoyable, logical order of sessions that can be undertaken either within the home or in a virtual classroom space.  

Autism tutoring near me

Neurodivergence awareness and appropriate relevant pedagogy is part of the A Team Tuition story. The founder of our business was diagnosed with ADHD while he was at school and identified for himself the strategies that worked with his diagnosis – and those that did not. It’s this level of awareness that formed the basis of our goal to allow for all students to connect closely with the curriculum and enjoy their learning at the same time. There is no barrier to achievement here!  

Sensory meltdown and overload are part and parcel of an Autism diagnosis and, as such, our tutors undertake extensive training and formalised professional development to understand and be able to manage these aspects of tutoring a student with Autism. Fixation, repetitive behaviours and struggles to develop and nurture relationships are understood and our tutors have the capacity to approach these elements gently and with real pedagogical knowledge behind them.  

You can find a tutor near you for students on the autism spectrum. A Team Tuition has tutors available Australia wide and our services provided either in the comfort and safety of your own home or via an online learning platform.  

How to tutor a child with Autism

We make sure that our content and delivery are fresh, real, relevant, interesting, and exciting; the perfect recipe for learning success. We work closely with families and check in regularly to track progress and engagement. It is of vital importance to us that you, the family, have a real say when it comes to your child’s education and that you feel empowered with their learning.  

We employ a variety of tangible strategies for the education of students with Autism that we are open and transparent about so that you may follow through with our methodology and employ the same strategies within your home. By the same token, we would like to understand your lived experience of Autism so that we may ensure our content delivery is personalised, appropriate and primed for success. 

Specific techniques and strategies employed by A Team Tuition tutors include: 

  • Identifying challenges put forward by parents and teachers and tailoring a program to suit 
  • An understanding of the needs of the child as Autism presents differently for all individuals (there is no ‘one size fits all’ policy in place at A Team Tuition) 
  • Activities and sessions designed to allow the child to have success and experience enjoyment  
  • An awareness of sensory overload triggers and the capacity to design sessions to allow the student to feel comfortable and safe  
  • Drawing and creative activities including making tangible and relevant learning devices 
  • Tapping into the way that the individual student works and learns to make sessions relatable and enjoyable 
  • Development of routine and organisational executive functioning skills 
  • Ensuring that the school is involved in tutoring discussions to ensure their unique perspective and information collection is made accessible to our tutors to inform their teaching and learning practice.  

Other common learning difficulties

Kids have unique challenges to learning that they must overcome, whether they are learning barriers or learning difficulties.  Often it is not as simple as overcoming an “I can’t do it” attitude and there are specific methods that will need to be adopted to overcome learning difficulties.   A Team tutors have training in tutoring kids with many common learning challenges including:

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) tutoring

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) tutoring

Dysgraphia tutoring

Dyslexia tutoring

Dyspraxia tutoring

Exam Anxiety tutoring

Contact us to discuss autism tutoring tailored to your child’s specific and unique learning needs.